Grow Whidbey apprenticeship

The goal of the Grow Whidbey apprenticeship program is to give motivated individuals the skills and knowledge needed to become growers and teachers in the field of sustainable community agriculture.

Grow Whidbey evolved out the Community Gardening Leadership Training, and is now a collaboration between the South Whidbey School District Farm and Garden Program and the Good Cheer Food Bank.

There will be three apprentices in the program:

Apprentices will spend the majority of their time at their designated project sites, but will collaborate in working at the Big ACRE, participate in shared workshops and field trips, and be part of a collaborative community food system here on Whidbey Island.

The program runs from January through October, or March through October of 2017 depending on the position. Housing, food, and a stipend are provided.